Wednesday, September 13, 2017

EyewireTV — Students Provide Reaction from ME Live Meeting in Nashville

In this week’s EyewireTV, residents and trainees provide their reaction to being invited to MillennialEYE Live in Nashville and discuss the pearls they have taken away from the meeting.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017| AcuFocus, Clinical Trials, FDA Approval/Clearance, Intraocular lens, IOL, IOLs, prosthetic vision systems, Second Sight Medical Products, stem cell therapy

EyewireTV — Stem Cell Overhaul; New Visual Prothesis System

In this week’s EyewireTV, the FDA announces plans to crack down on stem cell clinics marketing and selling unapproved and potentially harmful therapies; and Second Sight Medical Products receives conditional approval from the FDA to begin the first human clinical trial of the Orion Cortical Visual Prosthesis System. Also, AcuFocus announces the publication of a European post-market study of the IC-8 small-aperture IOL.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017| Acquisitions, Mergers, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Nidek, Product Releases

EyewireTV — Retinal Imaging for Alzheimer’s; Zeiss Acquisition

In this week’s EyewireTV, a new study shows that noninvasive retinal imaging may detect the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease; and Carl Zeiss Meditec acquires Veracity Innovations, maker of a cloud-based platform that provides eye doctors access to clinical data at each step in the treatment regimen. Also, Nidek announces the launch of the the TS-310, a tabletop subjective refraction system that combines refractor and chart capabilities in a compact footprint.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EyewireTV — Solar Eclipse Safety; Eyetube3D Launches

As Americans prepare for the first total solar eclipse in the United States in 37 years, EyewireTV provides tips on how to safely view the rare event and advice to physicians who may see patients with solar retinopathy; and a year after launching in the United States, Shire applies for European approval for its blockbuster dry eye drug lifitegrast. Also, Eyetube announces the launch of Eyetube3D, a new channel that allows physicians with a virtual reality headset to view 3-dimensional surgical cases online.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017| Cornea, FDA Approval/Clearance, Intraocular Pressure, IOP, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, MGD, Optovue, TearScience, Valeant

EyewireTV — J&J Agrees To Buy TearScience; FDA Clears Epi-Mapping Software

In this week’s EyewireTV, Johnson & Johnson Vision continues to boost its eye care portfolio as it announces a definitive agreement to acquire TearScience, a provider of devices that detect and treat meibomian gland dysfunction; and the FDA rejects Valeant's new drug application for IOP-lowering eye drop latanoprostene bunod, citing manufacturing issues. Also, the FDA clears Optovue's epithelial thickness mapping software (epi-mapping) for quantitative measurements of the epithelial and stromal layers of the cornea.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017| Cataract, FDA Approval/Clearance, Guardian Health Sciences, Intravitreal Injection, Photocoagulation, Quantel Medical

EyewireTV — FDA Safety Alert for Intravitreal Compounded Drug; Easyret Approved in US

In this week’s EyewireTV, the FDA issues a safety alert after at least 43 patients who received intravitreal injections of a compounded drug from Guardian Pharmacy Services in Dallas suffered serious adverse events; and a recent study published in JAMA Ophthalmology reveals that high vitamin K1 intake reduces cataract formation in an elderly Mediterranean population. Also, Quantel Medical receives FDA approval for the Easyret fully integrated 577-nm yellow photocoagulator, which is used to treat certain forms of macular edema and peripheral retinal pathologies.

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